Putting her foot in her mouth: Baroness Anne Jenkin, pictured with another Tory renowned for uttering nonsense.

Putting her foot in her mouth: Baroness Anne Jenkin, pictured with another Tory renowned for uttering nonsense.

She doesn’t need the traffic, being many times more popular than Vox Political, but this blogger is still angry that Jack Monroe took undue flak over #CameronMustGo, and will therefore take this opportunity to support and promote her.

This is a particularly good column for such a purpose, as Jack is criticising the hare-brained comment of Tory Baroness Anne Jenkin, who clearly wasn’t elevated to the Upper House because of her intelligence. Her claim that “poor people don’t know how to cook” is another direct insult against Ms Monroe, who has created an entire career from the fact that – as a poor person – she damn’ well did know how to cook! She writes:

“Poor people don’t know how to cook”, Baroness Anne Jenkin said at the launch of the Feeding Britain report yesterday, and suddenly it was as though ten months of evidence gathering, and 160 pages of written report, hadn’t happened, cast aside to be summed up in seven words.

Welcome to the new politics, where every character counts, and every statement met with an equal and polarising one. Instead of discussing and debating the 77 recommendations in the report on Monday evening, as a former food bank user who had given oral evidence to the committee myself in July, I found myself on regional and national radio and television, being asked about Baroness Jenkin instead.

Jack’s site has more; please give it a visit.

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